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(LALI) LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
William Thompson, Ph.D., Chair
Room 108, Jones Hall
http://fl.memphis.edu

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
LALI 4010-29. (3). Special Topics in Foreign Literatures. (3). Topics vary and are announced in the online class listing.
LALI 4791-99. Special Topics in Foreign Literature, Language, or Civilization. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.


LALI 1010 - Special Foreign Lang I (3)
Freshman level instruction in languages not regularly offered by Department of Foreign Languages; offered if and when sufficient demand exists and instructors available. Although credit earned in LALI 1020-2020 may be used to satisfy foreign language requirements for degrees, students should be aware of two important points: (1) foreign language requirement for degrees in College of Arts and Sciences specifies that all hours must be in same language; (2) unless demand is sufficient and unless instructors are available, the University cannot offer enough courses to enable students to meet these requirements.

LALI 1020 - Special Foreign Lang II (3)
Continuation of LALI 1010. Freshman level instruction in languages not regularly offered by Department of Foreign Languages; offered if and when sufficient demand exists and instructors available.

LALI 2010 - Intermediate Foreign Lang I (3)
Continuation of LALI 1010 and 1020. Offered provided instructor is available and there is sufficient student enrollment.

LALI 2020 - Intermediate Foreign Lang II (3)
Continuation of LALI 2010. Offered provided instructor is available and there is sufficient student enrollment.

LALI 3661 - Old Testament (3)
(Same as JDST 3661). Disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, religion, and culture; understanding the meanings, messages, and world views contained in sacred Hebrew texts.

LALI 4011 - Culture/Business Italian Style (3)
Investigates Italy's excellence and creativity through topics such as food and wine, fashion and automobiles, and interior design an technology. **Course taught in English. **Students counting this course for their major, minor, or BA concentration in Italian have to meet special langauge requirements (e.g., write part of their paper in Italian.)

LALI 4012 - Japanese Culture and Society (3)
This course is designed for students who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and society. This course aims at learning Japanese culture through reading written materials and viewing films and media resources. Materials include articles, essays, short stories, newspapers, videos, films, and media resources. Through authentic materials and classroom activities, students will develop a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, its traditions, and social practices. Classes are taught in English, and Japanese language skills are not required to participate in this course. Students who are currently taking Japanese courses will be encouraged to read some materials in Japanese. Not only understanding the materials but also being able to express their own opinions will be very important in this course. Students will also develop their research kills through working on projects.

LALI 4025 - Contemporary Intl Cinema (3)
Topics vary and are announced in the online class listing.

LALI 4441 - Dante (3)
Study of the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in English translation.

LALI 4442 - Italian Cinema (3)
Screening and discussion of major Italian movies in context of 20th and early 21st century Italian culture and society.

LALI 4493 - Contemporary French Lit (3)
Emphasis on widely translated, well-known works by major French writers; presented in English translation.

LALI 4780 - Individual Study Lang and Lit (1-3)
Directed individual study in selected areas of language or literature chosen in consultation with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

LALI 4792 - Immigration/World Cultures (3)
Culturally specific and globally shared issues of immigration.

LALI 4890 - Literary Criticism (3)
Study of the history and theories of literary criticism as exemplified by texts selected from various literary traditions. PREREQUISITE: 6 hours of coursework in a foreign language at the 3000 level or above.